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Ping Li

Ping Li
Ping is a graduate student at UAlbany majoring in Information Science, with a concentration in Information System and Technology.

What brought you to the Center for Technology in Government?
The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) is one of the most highly recommended places to work by my department. By a chance I saw a CTG posting from school emails about looking for research assistant to support a data visualization with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Assignments with model/framework design, user experience, field study and data analysis are a perfect fit for my major and interests. I believe this experience in CTG will become a firm step towards career success.

What did you do prior to coming to CTG?
I have been in U.S. to pursue my masters program degree for two years. In the first summer I was involved in a software development team to assist with financial stock data analysis and computer algorithms exploration. I have also been working as a student assistant in the Dewey Library for one year, secretary in the Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA), and a Chinese Multicultural Development Specialist in Rainbow Light with children as well. Currently I am also working in New York State Office of Information Technology and Services as an intern in the Quality Management Center.

What are your plans/goals for the future?
Working in the MTA data visualization project with such professional supervisors and cooperative environment can help me get more hands on practice in data mining and analysis, user experience design, and research skills. Besides knowledge improvement, this environment can also support my growth in both team work and communication skills.

How can CTG help you reach your goal for the future?
By working with CTG I have been challenged with tasks outside my zone of familiarity. I believe being able to adapt and overcome is paramount to success. For this reason I highly value the experiences I have had in addition to the professionals I have met here at the Center for Technology in Government.

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